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Federal judge rules S.C. election boards cannot reject absentee ballots due to mismatched signatures. A federal judge ruled that local election boards can’t reject mail in ballots because of mismatched signatures. There is nothing in the state laws, rules, or regulations that says the signatures have to match. Source: AP

City Council considers banning free samples on King. Charleston City Council approved a first reading of an ordinance that would ban free samples on King Street from Line Street to Broad Street. Source: WCSC

Boeing planning more cuts. Due to the financial hit Boeing has taken during the pandemic, the company will lay off an additional 14,000 workers, 30,000 total, through the end of next year. The layoffs would represent about 19 percent of their workforce. Source: P&C

Charleston reviewing new hotel plans. Charleston’s Board of Architectural Review has put plans for a new Aloft hotel back on review. The hotel would be between Cannon and Spring streets at the site of a former Wendy’s. Source: WCSC